Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, October 08, 1903, Image 1

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    VOL. XXXX.
« Fall and Winter Underwear. €
IS An Unsurpassed Assortment. More Matchless Millinery. £
3 The Moderq Store g
in Thii stock is complete and for quality and price is (n
worthy of your immediate attention. We can not put £
It too strongly. We have the underwear stock of the £
town and we are willing to abide by your decision &
after yon have examined it. jn
Al *1 I t grey cotton fleece-lined, ribbed, good quality
I .nllflPPn Q shirts, pants and drawers. start at 10c for size 10
VIIIIUI VII O and advance to 35c for 84. i|
Boy's heavy fleece-lined cotton shirt*, and drawers, all sizes, 24 to 34. U
SBc each.
Children's fine Australian wool steam-shrunk start at 30c for size 16. 'A
to 75c for pize 34. v?
Children's finest Camel's hnir starts at 35c and advance 10c a size. /A
Boys' heavy Uni ,n Suits in browa, best you ever saw for
boys all sizes, 50c each. /»
f% m |> fine ribbed anion suits in cream and silver. 50c each. Better
ISA l«ip| O grades ap to $1 00 Children's hygienic sleeping garment*
® " forchildren. all sizes, 50 to 75c. Good qnility fleece-lined
J| aleeuing garments, 25c suit ' ( Jk
jO Misses fine ribbed vests and pants in cream, 25c, all sizes.
M I I" J vests and pants in cream and pore white, best in the,}
** I Qfl IQ O land for 25c each. * Long sleeve corset covers, cotton 25c ."O
kUUI vv Ha( j wool 50c each. Nicest underwear in cream and pur-'
white in the market for 50c each Special extra heavy fleeced underwear
50c <«cb Oar line of finer grades in woo), silk and cotton, and silk and
wool ntiderwear at from 75c to $1.50 will astonish yon. .
AJ t*e above grades in onion suits starting at 50c for fleece lined cot 0
ton t-» #I.OO, 91.50. $2 00 to |3.00 for the finer wool.
■■ I nuderwear in all weights and a most varied assortment. (jM
IllPn C Our 50c garments hare no equal. See our all wool grades
*■' * ■ ** at fl 00 and $1.50 each, aleo nnion snita from SI.OO to $3.00
per siit. This is one of the strongest departments of oar store. We are ji
bidding for the underwear trade of Butler and we are prepared to meet
the demand. We don't ask yon to bny, but we do cordially invite you to J*
examine oar stock.
Oar Millinery Department Flourishing. 8
We have *et a pace in oar millinery f-e'jriou that is a matter of com' Wl
rant —For yi
we clmllHiige comparison and competition Oar customers are appre- (R
'.A dutiiK our efforts to furnish them thoroughly np-t-» d»fe he-vd wear. We
f) «-i»h to avoid sensational advertising, baf w<* irnaraot«*e
Better for the same price and as Goai for a Less Price
8 Co., 8
snmi Kin mm \ f%f%-1 91
g ronomaMx 8 ) fcfcl Send in Your Mail Orders.
IA Magnificent j
October Showing at
Every Furniture Fancy J
Is favored In our grand showing.
There's a marked absence of the uncouth and trashy.
Everything for the Home—Stock Large, I
Qualities Right, You Buy for Less. I
Make your Home Beautiful.
You can do it right here at little cost. We
anticipate by far the largest October trade we
have ever experienced. [■.■
As our store is full to overflowing, with a !
LARGE STOCK still to arrive, we are offer
worn. |
No. 1M N. Stain St. (Bell Phone 106) BUTLER. PA. I
I JE Merchant Tailor. B
I Fall and Winter Suitings H
■ ( ) JUST ARRIVED. ( 1 H
■ '. V HZ North Main St. ■
CoHn's Bargain Store, I
15Q Main and Qunnjngham St, |
We are ready for fall business with a wonderful
showing of ladies' tailor-made suits, coats, skirts,
waists and furs. Ladies' men's and children's under
vear and hosiery, hats, caps and children's clothing.
Girl s dresses and coats. We are not only ready with
smart styles, but witji intgregting prices, which no gtore
can meet.
Ladles' flannelette Children's under i r A
wrapper, worth $1.50 at JJgg wear fromj (jg Jfl
Lilies dreaaing IQ. La4ie« lieary ribbeU ve»ts
ncqnes Worth79c at
Men's heavy ribbed IQ n Ladies' al wool vests and A 0« I
sweaters, in Afferent 4XII pants worth at MXC
oolora. worth 75c at xv/v
Cohn's Store,
Not the handsomest looking store
in town but by far the cheapest .
Md feest to?HA©ET AT:
Reed's Wine of
Cod kiver Oil
will build you up and make
you strong, will give you
an appetite and new life.
If you feel tired and
out try our Wine of
Cod Liver Oil and find
It is stronger and better
than pure Cod Liver Oil.
Pleasant to take and is
inoffensive to delicate
Indorsed and recom
mended by physicians
every where. The best
Spring tonic to give you
Health and strength.
For sale only at
Reed's Pharmacy
Transfer Corner
Mail and .Tt.ffersou Sts.. i tie-. Pa
Do You buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want 'he best for tlv
least money. 11i«it is our :nottr>.
Come and see us when i i nccfl of
anything in the Drug Line and
we are sure you will call again.
We carry a full line of Drugs,
Chemical*, Toilet Articles. etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
8. Q. Puavis, PH. G
Both Phones.
21JI 8 Main St Butler Pa.
OP co^penTOßs
If they told the truth con
cerning my pianos, myself, and
my way of doing business I
would sell all of the pianos
that are sold in Butler.
When a party couit- to you with
story concerning my busiuenu. a.-k (a it.
to call at ay store with you and repea
it in my presence
I am here for busine*- 1 and I aiu hit.'
uy to say I have loU» o i it My pHticr 1
are my friends, 1 always refer t<
them. A«k them.
I can give yon a lint of ovrr HO'
patron h to whom I have sold pisinr
since I came here four vears ago.
And if you will find ;>ny of ihem w1...
will say that I have noi t*eu honorabi
in all my dealings with them. I will
present you with a piano. •
Trusting to have my jam share of youi
patronage, I am yours for business.
Your credit is good at
W. B. Newton's
317 S, Main St.. Butler. Pa.
We have removed our Marble
and Granite shops from corner o(
Main and Clay streets to No. 2oK
N. Main street, (opposite W. D
Brandon's residence), where we
will be pleased to meet oui
customers with figures that are
right on
Monuments & Headstones
of all kinds and are also prepared
to uive best figures on
Iron Fence, Flower Vases
etc., as we have secured the sole
agency from the Stcvart Iron
Woiks of Cincinnati, 0., for this
town and vicinity.
P. H. Sechler
fg S® e ,lle *'f ß direct
•'"■• office,
f®j Ibiodore Ys« lc>.
Ws«l EfcUl? «nd
|B»uranee Ageacy,
|-j3 238 S. Mala St.
J Butler, Pa
• «>3| I f you have property
| to »«11, tnide, or rnnt
Bor, want to buy or
r«nt CHI i, write or
phone uif.
List Ma(!p{J Upon Application
L. c. WICK,
I Makes You i
1 4\ A Hearty
Appetite poor? Bowels con
stipated? It's your liver!
Ayer's Pills arc liver pills.
! Want your moustache or beard a
beautiful browa or rich black ? Use
Buckingham's Dye
i 60c*c -A <!- - P. Me iCi Nai.Su.N M
In all it* itagw. /K JU®#
Elf's Cream
c'.e&nsee, soothes and heals f y m
the diseased membrane.
It cure*catarrh rlrvM M
a* ay a cold in the head
Cream Balm is placed into the nostrils, spreads
over tue membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS. CS Warren Street, New York
%dicl{ &
109 N. Street,
3UTfceR, Ph.
s«st Service.
Prompt and Careful
Four }Registered
Prescription Worl< a
*V f li'M DRUGS
iv.w * a STOCR
I have purchased the C. J.
riarvey Pliai in«u,y t in the Stein
building, at 345 S. Main St., am
remodel ng and restocking the
store. I have twenty-two years
experience as a pharmacist, and
compounding of prescriptions
will be under my personal at
Pure drugs and honest treat
ment guaranteed.
When in tovn shopping, stop
and leave your packages.
J L McKee, Pharmacist,
Stein Block, S. Main St.. ilutler. Pa.
Binding of Books
Is our occupation. We put our
entire time to studying the best
and latest methods of doing our
work. If you are thinking of
having some work done in this
line I am sure you will be well
pleased if you have it done at
fiie Butler Book Bindery,
W. W. A MOM, Prop.
OPD Ooirt Hoime.
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«'ure fxti ln all otlierH. ■
I rc-i-ared l>jr It. A. I AII NKiTOtK «'«>. I
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At liruKiclfths 25c H l)„uin
t Everything
Arthur Love,
j 221-223 Fifth Ave.,
PittHljiirtf. I'a.
+ + + + + + ♦!>•»'. H* +
J The best pUoo
to stop at "f
* when in town is the "
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q- Rates, $1.50 per day. £5
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H. Q. Allison,
Huneral Director,
Bell Phone No. 3.
Bakci btown, Pa.
Copyright. ISM, by the
S. S. HcClure Company
There was nothing giddy about Miss
Nancy Messmore, aged thirty-two, an
old maid aud the aunt ni?tl legal guard
ian of Miss Bessie Haplin. nine
teen. Bessie had never fallen in love
with a penniless count, confuted to
elope with the family coachman or
given her heart to a college student
acting as waiter at a summer hotel,
but for ail this she was supposed to
be giddy. Strict discipline was needed
at all times, but more particularly
when the couple had settled down at
a Catskill hotel to spend the month
of July.
The girl was attractive and Ingenu
ous, and she couldn't help meeting
young men, who soon became smitten.
But it was Miiss Messmore's duty in
public and Aunt Nancy's duty In pri
vate to set a dead line beyond which
the most anient captive should pass at
his peril. If there was a little excur
sion to a cave ar a gorge, she was on
hand; if there was music in the parlor,
she sat where she could gaxe into the
tact* tho roung mail iurniUK over
the music at the piano: if there was a
tete-a-tete on the veranda, she crowded
In aud changed the conversation from
love to thunderstorms. It was her duty
as a relative, as a guardian and as a
woman to take care of the giddy young
When Miss Bessie rebelled, she was
"I must do my duty. Every girl of
Mk«3 i* aiul ifcfctitlq Lu bv
carefully watched."
Bessie flung herself down on the bed
to weep rebellious tears and wish she
hadn't come. There was an unusually
large number of young men at the re
aort, but, with the Argus eyes of her
guardian following her about, she
couldn't even drop her handkerchief
on the veranda without coming in for
a lecture.
She had her revenge, for the unex
pected happened. Before the week was
up Miss Nancy herself had an ad
mirer. During former seasons she had
made the acquaintance of ministers,
college professors and lecturers, but it
was acquaintance only. Now she was
aouKht out by a luau of thirty-five.
A woman is never too old to be flat
tered. At home In her own parlor Aunt
Nancy would have turuvd up her nose
at Claude Bertrand. She certainly
would have declared ihat a poet was a
wishy washy specimen of humanity
and a man who lisped worse than a
schoolboy in love.
It was different here at the resort,
however. Within an hour he had not
only made her forget that Bessie was
off with a party of young folks for a
long tramp, but had brought about a
radical change of her opinions toward
mankind. Mr. Ilertraud was enter
taining; he was deferential; he WHS
suave and sentimental. The guardian
of the giddy rose up after a three
hours' "seance" with a heart quite sub
dued by his charms. Yet she de
clared to her wondering niece:
"This is an altogether different case.
While you are only a foolish girl, I am
a settled woman."
"But he writes poetry and lisps,"
protested the girl.
"What of that? A man with the
soul of a poet must necessarily be a
goi>d man, aud a lisp in one's speech
may even be an attraction. Don't
you worry about me."
Miss Bessie didn't worry. She was
too delighted to be free from the Argus
eyes of her chaperon. But she won
dered what the outcome of so many
tete-a-tetes would be.
Things move swiftly at summer re-
Borts. You either full in love and want
to know your fate wMiln a couple of
w<-»*kn or you are out of It altogether.
A girl with any pretensions to good
looks experts to turn down at least
two offers per week. Aunt Nancy was
not a girl, hut the tlio«? came when she
knew that hln? wa»i loved. Sin' hud to
realize It, bei iui: ■ sitting In u shadowy
corner of the veranda In their red rock
pt. t hairs, with the moon shining and
lt« sle in the parlor breaking the
hearts of half a dozen young men,
Claude Bertram! Ilsp<*d out the words.
Aunt Nancy was not surprised. She
had felt It coming, yet simply didn't
know what to say In reply. Years he
fore she had made up her mlud never
to wed, hut When the words of love
Weife lisped out softly she was torn
with conflicting emotions. Klic got out
of It by reserving her answer for a
week, and, though the |»oet didn't see
how he was to exist for seven long
days, lie finally agreed.
On the next evening a hop was given
Bt the hotel. Aunt Nancy was no hand
to show off, but she had some tine dia
monds in the hotel safe, and she got
them out for the occasion. Sin- didn't
care to dance, and the poet complained
of a lame leg, and so It happened that
they paraded the veranda arm In arm
and lisped sentiment.
After itwhile they wandered out on
the lawn to observe the moon, and he
suggested a walk up the path to ob
serve the shadows. Sin- sighed, and
he sighed, and by and by they were a
quarter of a mile from the scene of
ga.vety and all alone on the path.
They ha<l liecn silent for a moment
when he turned to her and IIHIMHI:
"With Mess<u«re, I wautU your dkv-
mou ds'."
••\V-wliat do you mean?" she asked.
"I •wnnth your diamonds. If you
don'th take them off and cive them to
me. I'll choke the life out of youi"
"Claude—Mr. Bertrand"—
"Take them off. and do It mighty
Aunt Nancy removed her necklace,
her sunburst, her earrings and finger
rings and pr.ssed them over in a dazed
way. The poet crammed the plunder
in his pocket and said:
"Now git for the hotel and don'th
look back!"
Aunt Nancy "got" to the hotel aud
up to her room.
Two hours later Bessie found her
there looking pale faced and dazed.
"Oh. aunt, would you think it giddy
of me If I encouraged my fourteenth
victim to propose?" she exclaimed.
"No. dear," slowly and solemnly an
swered the guardian. "Even if it was
your twenty-eighth It wouldn't be gid
dy of you!"
A Written Opinion.
A portly and pompous man once held
a commission as brigadier general of
militia and a license to practice law,
neither of which, says the Green Bag,
he had much occasion to use. He final
ly had a case before the supreme court
and proudly hoped to see his name in
the reports as counsel for the plaintiff
above a long and elaborate opinion of
the court.
When hl« case was called on opinion
day, he was enraged to hear the sim
ple announcement from the bench, "Af
After the court adjourned he went to
Judge McKinney, whom he knew well,
and said, "Judge, I thought that the
supreme court at least would obey the
"Wherein has the court failed?" ask
ed the judge.
"The law requires that a written
opinion be delivered in every case this
court tries, and none was delivered In
this case."
The judge had the rolled record
brought to him and glanced at the bot
tom of the page. Placing his finger on
the abbreviation "Aff'd," he said to the
ambitious general: "See there! 'Aff'd.'
Isn't that a written opinion?"
When Conl Wn Prohibited.
It makes the present generation smile
to read the accounts which have come
down to us concerning the prejudices
which were formerly entertained against
certain articles which are now of ev
eryday consumption.
For instance, It Is said that when coal
j was flint used In England the preju
; dice against it was so strong that the
i house of commons petitioned the king
| to prohibit the use of the "noxious"
} fuel.
i A royal proclamation having failed to
abate the nuisance, a commission was
issued to ascertain who burned coal
within the city of Ixnidon and its neigh
borhood, to punish them by fines for
the first offense and by the demolition
of their furnaces if they persisted In
transgressing. A law was finally pass
ed making it a capital offense to burn
coal in the city and only permitting It
to be used by forges in the vicinity. It
Is stated that among the records 111 the
Tower of London u document wns
found according to which a man was
hanged in the time of Edward I. for
no other crime than having been
caught burning coal. It took three
centuries to entirely efface the preju
dice.—London Answers.
Prophetic Writers.
When Sir Thomas More composed
his "Utopia" In 1514, the ideas ex
pressed by hiui in it were many centu
ries ahead of the period in which it
was written. Every house in each of
the Utopian cities had a large garden,
the working day was limited, thpre
were no taverns, no lawyers, and war
was regarded as a brutal method of
settling disputes. Considering that in
More's day hygiene, labor restriction,
temperance and International arbitra
tion were unknown, this Is a wonderful
Lord Bacon in IIIH essays, "Civil and
Moral," expressed opinions so far In
advance of bis contemporaries that he
himself in his will foretold that they
would not be understood or appreciated
until fenerations after he was gone.
In practical science the most marvel
ously prophetic writer was the Mar
quis of Worcester, who in his "Centu
ry of inventions," published in 10»53,
described the steam engine, the tele
graph, the torpedo, the range finder,
the hydraulic press, portable military
pontoons, matches and many other
tilings which have come Into use with
in the last hundred years.
Your Hlgimtare.
"I should bo pleased to exchange
cards with you, Mr. Barrow," Bald
Charles Willips, extending his. They
had met for the first time. "I'm sorry
I have no cards with me," said Barrow.
"Allow me to write my address in your
memorandum book." "Do you know
that is a very dangerous thing to do?"
Willips remarked. "It cost me $2-10
once. I had the habit of carrying no
cards and signing my name In a new
friend's notebook, Just as you are
about to do In mine, always on a blank
page. One day, after a convivial even
ing, I was presented with an I O U
for U*t sum, duly signed by myself.
It was impossible to dispute it. I had
to pay up. But I have never since
been so free with my autograph." "By
George, I never thought of that!" cried
Barrow. "Suppose you write my nam®
down yourself."—New York Press.
Improving: Upon Ifatare.
"What on earth arc you doing in
here, Tommy?" asked his mother, peer
ing into the darkness of the henhouse,
whence had been coming for five min
utes or more a series of dismal squawk
lngs, accompauicd by a loud flapping
of wings.
"I am trying," said Tommy, who
seemed to be doing something with a
knotted rope, "to flx this rooster so his
alarm won't go off before 7 o'clock to
morrow morning."—Current Literature.
rtfd HHhodlal IJiy l'r««eh«r Fol
lowed In u Year I »r THI-BIT.
The societies met on Sundays, but
never at the hour of church service,
and, when neither Wesley nor any
other clergyman was present, spent
the hour in prayer and religious con
versation or exhortation. From ex
hortation before the society te formal
preaehing before it wns only a step,
but to Wesley it seemed a very long
While In Bristol hertearned, one day
In 1739, that one of his converts,
Thomaa'Marlieid, had been preaching
before the, Poundery'.society, lie hur
rled up to L«ondon to) stop it. But his
mother, who since the death of her
husband had lawn living In a room of
the Foundery building, met him with
a protest, "John, take care what you
do with reference>to that young man,
for he is as surely lealled to preach as
you are." Admonished by this coun
sel from, ono whose caution on all
churchly matters he knew to be quite
equal to-his own, Wesley reluctantly
consented to hear ' Maxfleld preach.
After^.lWtwofeXt. "It h»
the Lord's doing. Let him do ns soeui
eth to him good." Convinced In spito
of deep rooted disinclination, he sanc
tioned the first Methodist lay preaclur.
Within a year there were twenty.—C.
F. Winchester in Century.
Professional Trnat.
To any who regard the whole legal
profession with suspicion 1 can only
answer: "You are probably right la
saying that if a lawyer had played
the vulture he would not tell of it, yet
In truth these evil birds of prey are
not the majority in the law. If they
were more than a small minority our
profession could not sustain the almost
boundless confidence it eujoys from the
whole business world. Hemember. a
lawyer Is Judged day by day, and by
his deeds he is justified or condemned.
If a significant number of us were
traitors to our clients or if by oor
hypocrisy we undermined the body of
professional ethics, the keeu and un
deceived men of this generation would
not be placing In lawyers' hands every
day their most momentous interests
and trusting implicitly In the honesty
of their advice. Suppose we do have
our little professional attitudes and
poses and pomposities; those are but
superficial mannerisms which may
make us aw kw ard and tedious when
we, too, would write a popular article,
but which have nothing under heaven
to do with our faithfulness to our cli
ents. On that faithfulness we meet
our judgment day six times a week."—
Everybody's Magazine.
C! *• Ak»
One Saturday afternoon two Brook
lyn men were on their way over Fulton
ferry to the City of Churches. Mr.
Beecher happened to be on board. As
the ferryboat felt Its way Into the slip
Mr. Beecher seemed to be looking on
abstractedly. As the boat struck the
piling at the side, which creaklngly
yielded, Mr. Beeclier's face lighted up.
One of the men, who knew Mr. Beecli
er's method of sermonizing, remarked
to the other: "There will be something
about that in tomorrow's sermon. Let
us go and see." The men were in Plym
outh church the following morning as
suggested. Sure enough. In the course
of the sermon Mr. Beecher made some
such reference as this: "There are In
every community men who perform
for society the service that yonder pil
ing does in the ferry slip—when they
are struck they gracefully yield, yet
are npt quite swept from their position.
They stand for principle, but they tact
fully yield in nonessentials. Those
buffer souls are valuable members of
Mia Second Stomach.
Smugglers' brains are proverbially
fertile, and a clever exp«*dient was once
adopted to Import brandy into Paris
without paying the octroi duiles, says
the Golden Penny. For s-.-veral weeks
a spleudid elephant and his keeper be
longing to a circus had constantly gone
in and out of one of the Paris gates,
when one day a custom house officer
suddenly thrust his probe into the
creature's side. The spectators were
horrified, but the elephant did not ap
pear to feel any pain, while from the
wound fell four tiny barrels of brandy.
The keeper, considering that a little
extra size in the unwieldy shape of his
change would not be noticed, had in
cased Its stomach in the old skin of a
larger elephant and had filled out the
space with brandy--a very profitable
A Desyernte Mar
It was In a restaurant, and the young
wife looked anxiously at her husband
as he devoured a double portion of lob
ster salad.
"I wish you wouldn't eat that, dear,"
she urged. "You know,lt never agrees
with you, especially at night"
"It doesn't, but I don't care," he said
■s he tackled a huge mouthful. "It's
my turn to take care of the baby to
night, anyhow."- New York Press.
A Fair WnrulnK.
Mrs. Browne—Don't you think the
new neighbor Is cute? She his such
a coaxing little way about her.
Mrs. Greene- Well, she'll get herself
Into trouble If she tries her coaxing
little way on either of my hired girls.
Cleveland l'laln lieuier.
Where KrlrnJ*hli> ( canes.
"That girl with Johnson there— a
friend of liis, I presume?"
"Nope; us.Hl to be. though."
"So? Had a falling out?"
"Not exactly. He married her." —Bal-
timore American.
Much better results can be obtained
paying a woman a compliment than
by trying to argue with her.—Boston
The Women of Noro.
The women's dress In Bongoa shows
great variety of color, but because of
their black liuod teeth, which are often
filed to an arch in front, they are, as a
rule, not elmrniing to look upon. Their
hair is fringed over the forehead and
temples, while at the back It is drawn
Into a knot, from which one end Inva
riably straggles, giving a most untidy
effect. The wealthier women wear
their finger nails very long, In some in
stances almost as long as the finger It
self, and sometimes the nail Is protect
ed with an artificial shield of silver.
All have their cars pierced, and many
of them wear a round bone or a stick
resembling a cigarette in shape and
size thrust through tho aperture.—Ev
erybody's Magazine.
"Imp" mid "Brat."
How the use of words changes Is
well illustrated by this extract from
Bacon's "Pathway Unto Prayer:"
"Let us pray for the preservation of
the king's most excellent majesty and
for the prosperous success of his en
tirely beloved son, Edward, our prince,
that most angelic Imp."
In those days "brat" had also quite
another significance. In an old hymn
by Gascoigne Is the line:
"O Abraham's brats, O brood of
blessed seed." John Bull.
A Self Milker.
Mrs. Meadows—Yaas, Hiram got rid
o' thet brlndle cow thet uster steal her
own milk.
Mrs. Korntop— Dew tell! I s'pose he
took most anything ho could get for
Mrs. Meadows-He Jest got double
w'at he paid fur her; sold her to thet
new man from the city ez a "self
T.'ie Spur of the Orrnalnn.
Young men talk of trusting to the
spur of the occasion. That trust Is
vain. Occasions cannot make spurs.
If you expect to make spurs you must
win them. If you wish to use them
you must buckle them to your heels
before you go Into the light.
Ilettrr Suited.
SI—I thought Hank wns to college
for n career f preacher
Ify Po he was. but from the bills
he k« j,' • ml:it* in l thought 1 ought to
make a doctor of him.—Beverly Time*.
Typea of Work In Yarioaa Region*
and on Dltlereat Soil*.
The plows of our forefathers cut a
narrow furrow, und even uow in Eng
land mid Scotland more plowing Is done
iu which a uine or ten inch furrow is
turned than wider. Even in this coun
try ' u 811 early day the narrow furrow
plow was in common use. However,
as men settled on the broad prairies it
was found necessary to use implements
that would accomplish more in a day
than the narrow plow; hence the Intro
duction of plows cutting fourteen or
sixteen inches.
Fig. 1 shows the general appearance
of plowing when turned in furrows six
inches deep and nine Inches wide.
This indeed is truly setting furrows
on edge. This style of plowing is adapt
ed to a comparatively small region of
the central west. It being appropriate
only on clay soils that are Inclined to
run together.
Fig. 2 represents about a fourteen
inch furrow four Inches deep, this be-
lng turned with a plow of this width,
and in this case the entire furrow slice
is cut off by the share, there being no
cut and cover whatever about it.
• In this case any trash that may ap
pear on the surface 1s well covered,
while on the other hand a little comb,
represented by the upper edge of the
furrows, greatly facilitates the prepa
ration of an ideal seed bed. The disk
run crosswise on such plowing will
not only pulverize four or Ave inches
of the surface, but will press the fur
rows down so that there will be prac
tically no space left underneath.
Another type of plowing Is repre
sented In Fig. 3. Land that contains
any considerable proportion of clay. If
turned completely over In this fashion
In the fall, is liable to bake consider
ably, so that more work Is required in
the preparation of a seed bed In the
spring than Is the case where furrows
are laid at an angle.— lowa Homestead.
Feeding Value of Apple Pomace.
It has often been claimed that apple
pomace has no feeding value. The
practice of almost all the cider mills
in iiirowing away the poiuuce shows
that this belief in lta worth'.essness Is
The Vermont experiment station has
fed apple pomace silage during three
different years with entire satisfaction.
As the result of one season's experi
ment it has stated:
About six tons of pomace was put
into a small silo and a month later was
found in a state of perfect preserva
tion, and remained so. The cows like
it exceedingly. When there Is any in
their mangers they take It in prefer
ence to any other fodder and eat all
before beginning on hay or corn fod
der. There was no* decrease In the
milk flow, us has often l>een claimed to
be the result of feeding apples or
pomace. We fed ten pounds a day in
two feeds. Feeding in this way, a cow
would eat a ton during the winter sea
son. It would be a good Investment
for any dairyman to put up as many
tons of apple iwumce as he has cows.
Cnooda Thistle In Sew Sections.
Near here, on u farm owned by a city
man. we have an example of how weed
pests get a foothold in new sections.
It is overran with Canada thistle,
which Is gradually spreading to tbe
adjoining farms. As fur as known,
they are the only weeds of this variety
within many miles around, and were
doubtless brought in by seed outs.
Some roots were transplanted by wash
ing rains to a meadow pasture on my
farm, and from a small beginning
spread from year to year until It be
rafhe necessary to take measures to
subdue it. 1 have done nothing to It
excepting to mow close to the ground
while It is In bloom. Iu two or three
years this so enfeebled its vitality that
It didn't amount to much, but a few
more years of close cutting were re
quired to completely destroy It. It Is
a comparatively slow spreader, as It
depends upon underground root stocks
to carry it along. It is a light seeder,
and In that respect unlike the Russian
thistle, which Is a prolific seeder and
does not spread by Its roots.—New Jer
sey Cor. American Agriculturist.
It* Redeeming Trait.
"Meaner than purslane" runs the fa
miliar saying. Rut eveu purslane flnds
Its apologist. A Rural New Yorker cor
respondent claims it Is "the richest
plant for greens that grows out of the
ground. Spinach cannot be compared
with It, and young beets should not bu
mentiom-d In the same day!"
Do Xot Fear the I'lump, Comfortable
I.ooklnic lien In the fall.
The curly development of the pulleta
- getting them started to laying, etc.—
and tin- incoming to laying again of the
early molted liens depend very large
ly on the system of feeding during the
early full months, writes a Tennessee
poultry man to the Southern Culti
In the llrst place It does not pay to
be too economical. The hens must
have more than enough to merely sus
tain life and pull through the shedding
process. They must have all Siey will
eut and can digest. Indeed, at no time
lu the year Is liberal feeding more lm
peratlve than In the fall. It Is neces- I
sary to enable the fowls to molt out
healthy and vigorous and to start that
peculiar process of storing up minia
ture eggs to develop as soon as the
strain of reelothlng for the winter is
past. And in accomplishing this pur-
I wise nothing Is more helpful than
plenty of corn.
The corn fed hen Is vigorous, she
takes on fat, and It requires oil to
make feathers, and for this reuson a
liberal supply of corn ut this time uc- j
No. 40,
complishes a double purpose—li grows
feathers and flesh as well as fat and
lays the basis for a fine clutch of eggs.
l>o not fear the overfatted hen In the
fall, but beware of the underfed,
scrawny thing that hasn't enough oil iu
her l>ody to sustain the new feathers,
and so goes only half clothed untfi the
cold weather comes on, leaving It in no
condition to lay until the next spring.
It Is the same way with tbe pullets.
They require an abundance of food to
keep np the growth of feathers, to
give tliem full, plump bodies and to
start the egg formation process. Tha
plump, healthy pullet soon takes to tha
nest in the fall, while the half starved,
thin creature lives through the winter
in a debilitated condition, to lay only
after the warmth of the springtime
shall have rekindled the spark of vi
tality and brought into action those
natural attributes that might havs
been developed the previous fall by
proper feeding and care.
Right now is the time for OS to put
the hens and the pullets Into condition
for a successful late fall and winter
campaign In eggs, and if we neglect to
do so now we need not expect eggs
where there Is neither vitality nor suf
ficient development to produce them.
It may be added that liberal feeding at
this season is economical, too, for there
j are iu every flock a few hens that will
continue to lay during the molting
period when fed right—hens that would
not lay under a light feeding plan—
and the eggs so gathered will offset
the additional cost of food, while we
will at the same time put the whole
flock in prime condition.
These thoughts are drawn from the
experience of a long series of years
years that have demonstrated the wis
dom of priming the hens and pullets
in the early fall for the winter laying.
Famlof For • Living Only or mm m
Business Proposition.
There are two classes of farmers
one which farms because the farmers
do not know how to do anything else
and because it is the easiest way to
make a llvlug and get along somehow
for the time being; the others farm
not so much for a living as because
it Is their chosen business. They do
not think of getting along somehow,
but of getting ahead, accumulating,
improving the farm. Increasing Its fer
tility, all with the object of making It
a better manufacturing plant and a
better business proposition.
The man who farms as a business
adopts business methods as far as they,
are applicable to farm operations, keeps
books, knows his income and outgo,
takes an Inventory of stock, has system
in all his methods and knows approxi
mately what every crop each year has
cost him In cash or Its equivalent in la
bor. We have small hopes of a man
who Is simply farming as a means of
getting through the world somehow.
Our past experience Is that he does not
take hold of the problems that are pre
sented tp him from week to week in
the farmer's papera. The probability
is that he does not take a farmer's pa
per at all and would not read it If he
did. He wants some paper that Is
cheap and will not compel him to think
too much and won't get after him. It
is the man who farms as a business,
farming for dear life, farming to make
a success of It nnd to make a success of
himself and family, that Is the kind of
farmer we are looking for. We can get
his attention.
These men may not believe all we
say; they differ from us in a good many -
things, and we think none the less of
them for that, but we can do them?'
some good. We have not much hope of
doing the other fellows very much
good, even if we could reach them.
Our only hope Is In reaching their boys.
-Wallace's Fanner.
What Others Say.
We need fully developed farmers,
that we may surround ourselves with
fully developed farms. There Is more
in the man than there Is In the land.
The farm Is a good place on which
to be born, on which to live through
one's prime work, on which to die.
The best preventive of bad luck is
good management on a farm or else
Mighty little moss you will find be
tween the square and active shoulders
of the modern furmer.
The time is rapidly approaching when
a young man will be ashamed to at
tempt fanning without an agricultural
Many of us are too narrow; we have
not broadened out as we should have
done We are the creatures of habit
rather than of thought
Piling It On.
Dedude—That man called me a liar, a
cad, a scoundrel and a puppy. Would
you advise me to fight for that?
Old Blunt—By all means. There's
nothing nobler In this world, young
man, than lighting for the truth.
Aa Other* Knew Her,
"Phe seems to be a natural flirt." he
"Natural?" the woman Impatiently
replied. '"There's nothing natural about
her but the framework."—Chicago Rec
ord! lera Id.
Llaat Plarln* Chopin.
As Liszt played his demeanor changed
in sympathy with the Intensely dra«
matte content of the work. During the
somber funtasie his teeth were set, his
lips and massive Jaw Ann, bis entire
face almost rigid, his gray eyes burned
with the composer's inspiration, and hls
body straightened out as he leaned
somewhat away from the keyboard.
When he struck the ponderous chorda
of terror there was a vehemence almost
diabolical In the sudden swoop of hi*
great hands, and the tremendous crash
fairly made one shiver. Uls nostrils
becamo distended, and his breath came
quickly, as ono laboring under great ex
citement Indeed, It seemed that the
spell of the great "tone poet," with
whom in his earlier years he had been
on such friendly terms, had completely
mastered him, as though be felt him
self again in his presence and ha
would once more prove his devotion to
Chopin's inspired art and show him
that Liszt still knew and could portray
his Innermost soul.—Silas G. Pratt In
the Booklover's Magazine.
Br Hook or Crook.
Several explanations are given of
the expression "by hook or crook."
Two London lawyers, llook and Crook,
were celebrated for locating sites of
buildings ufter the great Are, the own
ers often concluding that they must
get back their property by "Hook or
Crook." Once voters open to bribery
Indicated it by placing straws In their
shoes and were called "straw men,"
and when prosecuted for this offenso
they were brought before Judges Hook
and Crook and often got off "by Hook
and Crook." It not Infrequently hap
pened that a writ of habeas corpus was
issued, and as often the sheriff's re
turn bad not the Indorsement "hie est
corpiw" that Is, "here is the body"—
und the offender went scot free, which
action the public regarded as "hocus